Laura León

Cuban soprano Laura León (she/hers) is quickly becoming a rising star on the operatic stages with a voice that “sparkles, seduces and languishes.” Laura made her dèbut as Queen of the  Night in Die Zauberflöte with Orchestra Miami under the baton of Elaine Rinaldi, as well as a  

Florida Grand Opera dèbut as Frasquita in Carmen with subsequent performances as Mother of  Peasant in Before Night Falls and Cristina Kahlo in Frida

Most recently, Ms. León performed the role of Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte with  Opera in Williamsburg, Susana in Figaro 90210! With Chautauqua Opera, the Four Heroines in Les contes dHoffmann with Opera Orlando, Norina in Don Pasquale with Gulf Shore Opera,  and Amore in Orfeo ed Eurydice with Opera in Williamsburg. This season she will perform Adina  in L’elisir d’Amore with Opera in Williamsburg, Cristina Kahlo in Frida with both El Paso Opera  and Opera Southwest, and the Heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Opera Delaware. Previous operatic engagements have also included Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with Opera  Lousiane, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos with Opera Fusion, Lucia in excerpts from Lucia di  Lammermoor with Magic City Opera, La Princesse Laoula in Chabrier’s L’étoile, Marguerita  Fiorentino in Weill’s Street Scene, Musetta in La bohème, and Lola in Dueling Divas. Laura’s  musical theater credits include Maria in West Side Story, Lady Larken in Once Upon a Mattress,  Woman 1 in I Love You, and Lulu in Cabaret

On the concert stages, Laura has performed as a soloist in Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass,  Orff’s Carmina Burana, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia and Egmont, Handel’s Messiah,  Mozart’s Missa Solemnis, Rutter’s Requiem, Al Borde de la Esperanza with University of Miami,  and in the Ernesto Lecuona International Festival with Alba Productions. 

Laura was a recent Jensen Foundation Competition finalist 2019 and 2018, Giulio Gary  Competition Finalist 2019, 2nd place Winner in the Deborah Voigt Rising Stars Competition with  Vero Beach Opera, 1st place winner of the Metropolitan National Council Competition for the  District of Florida 2018, she won 2nd place in the St. Petersburg Opera Competition 2019 and  2018 and 1st place in the NSAL district competition 2018. She also won 1st place in the Zarzuela  de las Americas Competition 2015, and 1st place Concerto Competition at Florida International  University 2015.

Laura has a Masters of Music in Voice Performance from Florida International University, a  Bachelor of Arts in Voice Performance from Nyack College, and an Associate in Arts in Music  Education from Miami Dade College and works as a teacher of New World School of the Arts as  well as Area Stage Company.

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